abandoned mine lands http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Senators push to restore mine land funding http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/senators-push-restore-mine-land-funding <p>A group of U.S. senators has introduced legislation seeking to restore hundreds of millions of dollars to Wyoming and other states that receive federal payments to restore abandoned mine lands.</p><p>The bill would repeal a provision in the recently passed federal transportation funding law that put a cap on how much abandoned mine land payments states can get.</p><p>The bill caps Wyoming at $15 million a year, down from about $150 million a year currently. Other states currently receive less than Wyoming, the nation&#39;s largest coal-producing state.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 23:51:39 +0000 The Associated Press 27950 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Senators push to restore mine land funding